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post #1 of 27 Old 06-11-2006, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question In-car Technology

I wanna know what kind of electronics technology you guys expect to see in the interior of the new camaro.

Most new cars these days feature some (or all) of the items listed below...but are they appropriate in a muscle car or would you rather the money be spent elsewhere?

Are big color screens inappropriate?
Is a full-blown sat nav system appropriate?
What about Mp3 staorage?
Bluetooth or wireless?
USB?
iPod connectivity?
Voice recognition?
Key-less start/key less entry?
DVD player?
Head-up display?
On Star?
Harddrive?
Rear view camera?
Sound recorder or camera?
Lap Time and Data recorder?
What gauges would you like in the console?
...any other suggestions?
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post #2 of 27 Old 06-11-2006, 09:58 PM
 
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The Lap Time and Data recorder, bluetooth, head up display and sat nav should be available on the higher trim levels. The iPod connectivity should be standard. I don't really like OnStar, so I would make that optional, but I understand GM is making it standard on all vehicles for the '07 model year.
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I love the keyless start on the C6.

iPod is a must, it is a hit with the HHR, if GM is going after the younger market I can see it in the Camaro

I don't see DVD as those are for rear seat passengers only.

Backup camera, maybe. Those are gaining popularity. Ford has them on some pickups now, of course GM is way behind in that...

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post #4 of 27 Old 06-12-2006, 08:25 AM
 
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-Are big color screens inappropriate? Is a full-blown sat nav system appropriate?

5 yrs ago I would have said no. Now, definitely navigation has to be available as an option.

-What about Mp3 staorage?

An optional Delco system should include both MP3 playback and MP3 storage via an internal flash drive. There should also be a USB interface so you can upload/download MP3 to/from the unit

- Bluetooth or wireless?

Not yet

- iPod connectivity?

Yes, this should be packaged with the optional radio I described above. Perhaps an entire option group should be geared toward the techies out there...

- Voice recognition?

No, too expensive for a Camaro

- Key-less start/key less entry?

Yes

- DVD player?

No, inconsistent with the mission of this car

- Head-up display?

Although cool, this is too pricey for Camaro's target MSRP

- On Star?

Yes, of course

- Harddrive?

No

- Rear view camera?

No, this is not a Lux car, its a Camaro

- Sound recorder or camera?

No

- Lap Time and Data recorder?

Cool, but no

- What gauges would you like in the console?

Tach, speedo, oil pressure, fuel level, water temp, and volts need to be on the dash. Unfortunately that leaves relatively trivial things for the console like a clock, ambient air temp, etc.

I suppose fuel, and volts could be relocated to the console IF an idiot light remained on the dash to alert drivers that might not want to glance down at the console while driving all the time.

What I would love to see on this car would be a built in OBD2 scan tool like this: http://www.aeroforcetech.com/
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I wanna know what kind of electronics technology you guys expect to see in the interior of the new camaro.

Most new cars these days feature some (or all) of the items listed below...but are they appropriate in a muscle car or would you rather the money be spent elsewhere?

Are big color screens inappropriate?
Is a full-blown sat nav system appropriate?
What about Mp3 staorage?
Bluetooth or wireless?
USB?
iPod connectivity?
Voice recognition?
Key-less start/key less entry?
DVD player?
Head-up display?
On Star?
Harddrive?
Rear view camera?
Sound recorder or camera?
Lap Time and Data recorder?
What gauges would you like in the console?
...any other suggestions?
  • On Star
  • Ipos connectivity
  • And use the nav system in the vette. It has the radio, nav, data recorder
  • It would put a built in MP3 player that can record songs off the satelite radio.
  • The guages should all be performance oriented, no fluff!
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post #6 of 27 Old 06-12-2006, 01:46 PM
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would definately like to see rca jacks for aftermarket componants!
on-star would be nice. MP-3 player should be standard! I-pod optional. start up system like the vette cool! navigation system standard.heads up standard on high end models! water temp in console volts in console clock in consoleand maybe a boost guage for supercharged models
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i'd be happy if it had mp3 capabilities and HUD



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post #8 of 27 Old 06-14-2006, 05:20 PM
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that would be ok for standard equipment
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post #9 of 27 Old 06-29-2006, 07:36 AM
 
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Personally,
I don't think it needs any of that audio crap as long as GM doesn't make it impossible for me to put MY OWN STUFF in. For God's sake, realize that you can't do audio/multimedia as good as the aftermarket and stop trying, or at least make the base radio easily removable (i.e. don't put the ****ed ECM or airbag controls inside of it) for those of us that don't want to be bound by an OEM's awful audio system.
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I heard it was going to be that way! but you never know!
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